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BLANCO wins the honorable 2013 KBCULTURE AWARD for the striking BLANCO MODEX kitchen sink workstation. Sleek in design, the innovative sink belongs to the BLANCO SILGRANIT® II collection. MODEX is also a 2013 IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) Finalist and a 2012 Red Dot International Design Award winner for its distinct raised profile, cubic style and innovative dual draining system.
KBCULTURE offers a popular and selective review of products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. The site is produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author and has a following of thousands around the world.
“In the kitchen, islands, while frequently loaded with functional elements are often flat, visually empty planes,” states Clagett. “With its sculptural, above-counter profile, MODEX changes that, adding much-needed dimension to the island without sacrificing work space.”
The coveted IDEA competition draws thousands of entries each year from 39 countries around the world. Winners include standouts from Method, Samsung, Herman Miller, Microsoft, OXO, Panasonic and more.
Noteworthy characteristics of MODEX include its resistant to heat, chips, scratches and food acids. It also offers the impervious Hygienic+Plus protection that shields against bacteria and dirt, making it safe and enjoyable for the entire family.
MODEX comes in Cinder, Anthracite and White – it retails for $1,750.
BLANCO, Poggenpohl and Silestone kicked off the New York Architectural Digest Home Design Show festivities last week, with a farm-to-table brunch featuring “The new neutrals” in kitchen design. 50 writers and editors, including bloggers from the Modenus BlogTourNYC, attended the event held in Poggenpohl’s Park Avenue showroom. BLANCO launched the architectural MODEX sink in a new SILGRANIT II CINDER color noting that today’s neutrals combine grey, black and brown tones. Silestone also confirmed the demand for updated neutrals and offered that textured patterns add dimension, while Poggenpohl’s latest finishes included warm wood veneers in ash for a transitional look. For a short video of the event, click on the image below.
BLANCO has proudly won the 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award for its beautiful BLANCO MODEX™ kitchen sink workstation and for the BLANCO CERANA™, the uniquely reversible apron front fireclay sink. Presented by the world famous Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design along with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the award is given for design in excellence worldwide.
CERANA is BLANCO’s first Fireclay sink in the U.S. market, and offers a unique reversible design that goes from traditional to contemporary while offering exceptional style and versatility. The smooth non-porous finish makes it easy to keep clean while the ultra-slim shape makes it simple to install.
BLANCO’s award-winning MODEX offers a distinctive raised profile that sits above the counter. MODEX features a generous amount of work space thanks to its design that allows for draining in two directions and a large integrated cutting board. One of the newest additions to the BLANCO SILGRANIT® II collection, this handsomely crafted modern sink embodies a high design standard with its extraordinary form and generous, flowing surfaces.
“It is a true honor for BLANCO’s CERANA and MODEX to be recognized internationally by the GOOD DESIGN Award jury,” states Tim Macher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “It is our third time winning the GOOD DESIGN Award and we are humbled by the fact that we were selected out of thousands of amazing products from 48 countries. This prestigious award certainly validates our determination and passion for creating high performance, high quality designs without compromise for beauty or the environment.”
Founded in 1950, The GOOD DESIGN Award is the oldest and most globally recognized design excellence program.
Cheryl Kees Clendenon at In Detail Interiors in Pensacola, Florida submitted this stunning kitchen makeover story. Restrictive walls and a tight budget were no match for In Detail as they converted this Bayou kitchen into something truly special for a young family.
Simple Style. Gracious Details.
This lovely home is situated on a small bayou with glorious views. The young homeowners requested a large open kitchen with adjacent dining to take in the expansive views of the water. Tremendous effort went into the custom stain on the spacious island to hit just the right shade of warmth with a slight green cast. Rifted oak, (yes oak!), was used on the island with simple detailing to accentuate the natural wood grain. All of the cabinetry was custom designed and fabricated.
The island is centered on a wall of cabinetry housing the range and a minimalistic white hood. White paint was selected to contrast with the darker floors and countertops. We used Caesarstone quartz Raven for a modern classic look on the countertop – with an unusual 2×12 size glass tile used on the backsplash in an offset pattern.
The sink selection was BLANCO SILGRANIT II which we specify frequently. For a young family, the sink needs to be durable and keep it’s look through dropped pans, knives and forks. BLANCO SILGRANIT II also allowed us to sacrifice nothing and stay within our budget.
The other wall of cabinetry is used primarily as a hutch area and ancillary serving area while the island and expansive range wall is used for day-to-day prep work. The door by the ovens and hutch area lead only to the service area for the laundry room and back door with a pantry adjacent on the opposite side. This simple kitchen lends itself to an earlier time of a simple style done with gracious details.
- Keep material selections and related costs to a “cost benefit” ratio of getting most bang for the buck
- Open floor plan good for entertaining and conducive to young family
- Simple styling but nice appointments
- Desired a “white” kitchen but did not want a country kitchen or too traditional
- Original floor plan had flanking walls where the pantry and hutch wall is located not deep enough for countertops and uneven with other side (we simply pulled the wall out more and created a small “hall” for the pantry doors to be recessed into)
- Working within a tight budget
- Getting the island to be PERFECT stain color
- Used a more modern countertop and backsplash selection to keep the
space from appearing too country
- Pulled out the pantry wall on right side to create a more attractive recessed view of doors and this also gave us more room for countertops
- CAREFULLY considered every decision for budget and only made sacrifices where it would not impact design
- Worked late nights on the stain…may not appear to be that tough but when you “see” it in your mind, you will know it when you hit it!
- Created a pullout pantry to act as a large and functional “filler” for the ovens to not be up against that wall. This allowed the ovens easier access as well as gave us a nice pullout pantry for every day staples
- Custom stained island crafted from Rifted oak
- Unusual size of glass tile for backsplash 2×12
- Drift glass inserts in hutch cabinets
- expansive windows to take in the view from kitchen even though technically a interior space
- Pull out pantry which is excellent use of 7 square feet!
Any Lucky Day is giving away a BLANCO SILGRANIT® II Diamond™ Double Sink and you can win! Visit http://anyluckyday.com/promo/82/blanco-america to enter. Contest ends September 2nd. Any Lucky Day conducted some pretty tough scratch and dent tests on the Diamond sink to demonstrate SILGRANIT II’s incredible resistance to stains, scratches and chips. Watch the demo and enter to win! To learn more about the durability and lasting beauty of SILGRANIT II sinks, visit www.blancoamerica.com.
A unique chamfered rim edge delivers an intriguing appearance – making BLANCO VISION the focal point in any kitchen.
BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, debuts the BLANCO VISION designer sink in the SILGRANIT II series. Sleek, stylish and visionary, the high-end compact sink gives a whole new meaning to affordable luxury retailing at only $495. The unique chamfered rim is an intriguing design element creating a subtle focal point for an undermount sink. With a palette of 4 colors, the durable VISION SILGRANIT II sinks coordinate beautifully with a range of countertops and its patented surface won’t scratch, chip, stain, burn or fade.
“BLANCO VISION’s compact design and eye-catching style is perfect for smaller kitchens with limited space,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “The high-functioning VISION single bowl comes with a unique chamfered rim edge providing the ideal balance of form and functionality with plenty of space for large pots and dishes.”
BLANCO VISION comes in four popular SILGRANIT II colors including Truffle, Biscotti, Anthracite and Café Brown. VISION retails $495.
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- Substantial single bowl depth of 8”
- Designed for 27” cabinets (18”w x 24”l)
- Rear positioned drain
- Heat resistant up to 536º F
- Comes with limited lifetime warranty
Sustain Design Studio will launch their new California SOLO 1 series at the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles, CA this week. The California SOLO 1 is a prefab modular dwelling – at the forefront of green building and home construction. Employing the highest standards of modern residential design, materials and technology – the California SOLO 1 is beautiful, energy efficient and enduring. The objective of the home is to keep operational and maintenance costs low while reducing the home’s overall environmental footprint.
Sustain Design carefully selected a BLANCO SILGRANIT® II PRECIS Truffle Super Single bowl and CULINATM water saving faucet. The SILGRANIT II sinks are maintenance free and offer legendary durability to resist scratches, heat, stains, chips and more. Plus they are backed with a lifetime warranty. The CULINA offers a breakthrough magnetic hook up and a flexible hose that’s easy to clean. The CULINA water saving faucet reserves 20% more water than a standard faucet.
Other sustainable features of the California SOLO 1 include: green non toxic finishes and materials, energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance to limit waste, indoor air quality to insure healthy home, using natural ventilation to passively cool and a green roof with indigenous vegetation to name just a few.
If you are at Dwell on Design, visit Booth D815 to learn more or http://www.sustain.ca.
BLANCO, German innovator of finely crafted sinks and faucets, is a finalist in the 2011 KBCULTURE Awards in the sink category for its PERFORMA SILGRANIT II low divide sink. KBCULTURE is a selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. International in scope, it is produced by Leslie Clagett, well-known industry editor and author of The New City Home, among other books.
“The SILGRANIT’s color palette poses an appealing alternative to stainless steel, and is comparable in durability, too,” says Leslie Clagett, founder and judge of the KBCULTURE Awards. Judging along with Leslie Clagett was Merv Kaufman, industry journalist and design expert.
The new 1-3/4 PERFORMA SILGRANIT II sink design offers an aesthetically pleasing low divide that accommodates large pot handles and other oversized items. Available in seven colors, PERFORMA’s elegant curves and fluid shape validates the current design trend that sinks should be noticed as a beautiful, not just functional, element of kitchen design.
“From a strictly aesthetic point of view, the top of a tall divider is not a pretty sight, somehow it seems old fashioned,” continues Clagett. PERFORMA’s low divide blends the extra functionality of a double sink with the utility of a super single to manage large items while keeping cleaning and prep areas separate.
BLANCO’s CULINA faucet was also awarded “Winner” in the KBCULTURE faucet category.
With over 20,000 design affectionate in attendance, Dwell On Design (June 24 -26, 2011), proved to be the perfect launch arena for CISCO HOME’s groundbreaking kitchen furniture collection featuring a state of the art BLANCO MicroEdge™ sink and professional series faucet. (Of course, BLANCO also exhibited at Dwell On Design to launch the new CULINA™ faucet, SILGRANIT® II Truffle sink color and the innovative 1-3/4 PERFORMA Low Divide.)
“With the emergence of a younger, smarter and more demanding consumer entering the marketplace, we feel that this new collection will be the perfect product extension for CISCO HOME, the clean, modern lines and the use of eco-sensitive materials reflects the CISCO HOME design and marketing philosophy perfectly,” states Cisco Pinedo, President of CISCO BROTHERS.
The CISCO HOME presentation at DWELL ON DESIGN was a 400 sqft living area, giving the feel of a small apartment or loft. The presentation included a free-standing kitchen made from reclaimed timbers of a 125 year old church that was recently demoed. The kitchen featured the latest in energy efficient and water saving appliances plus a state of the art BLANCO sink and faucet.
The new kitchen, bath and closet elements are produced in Los Angeles using recycled and reclaimed wood products that are non-toxic and formaldehyde free and may contribute to LEED accreditation.